• Date: 07/04/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Glenys Gwilliam Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 17/05/2019

Flatcoated Retriever Society

Breed: Retriever (Flat Coated)

Many thanks to the committee for allowing me the honour of judging dogs at the breed show. Huge thank you to all the exhibitors. Special thanks to my stewards Harry Nelson and Christine Whitmore for keeping the ring running so smoothly. Thank you to my co judge Marina Mangham for jointly agreeing on our Best In Show, Best Puppy, Veteran and Best Liver awards. I would like to add a couple of comments we need to watch, one being bites, I will forgive a level bite but on the day there were far to many with level bites, something we need to think about when breeding. Another concern was briskets or lack of them. Finally rear movement, some quality dogs went down the line due to lack of muscle and hard condition. We must remember this is a working breed, capable of doing a hard days work, not many were driving off their hocks. However I was thrilled with all my winners and placed dogs. 

Thank you everyone for the opportunity of judging your beautiful dogs and being so sporting with my decisions, allowing me to have a day I will not forget.

 Veteran dog 12 (1) three excellent veterans

1st Knight and Jacob’s SH CH Broomsward Hugo Boss by Gemswin SHCM Lovely dog beautiful moulded head, excellent front, and construction good spring of rib, lovely bone, tight feet, level topline and tailset, moved with drive.

2nd Douglas’s SH CH Greenbayhill Black Tuxedo Classic head, almond shaped dark eye, good bone, feet, good reach of neck into well laid back shoulders, excellent spring of rib, moved well, preferred movement of 1st.

3rd Horner’s Pajanbeck Magic Moments Another classic head, lovely dark eyes, well set on ears, excellent bone and feet, lovely front assembly, well balanced, not quite the movement of 1st and 2nd.

Special Veteran 8 (3)

1st Gulbis’s Gayplume Vital Spark Classic head, Almond shaped dark eye, good bone, tight feet, and excellent spring of rib, good stifle, moved well.

2nd Colson’s Windyhollows Brere Bear Super head, and eye, good feet, well-constructed front, level topline and tailset, moved well. Loving his day out.

3rd Taite’s Gayplume Bowled Over I see litter brother to my winner Classic head, good front construction, lovely deep chest, good spring of rib, excellent rear angulation with well let down hocks. Moved well.

MPD 4 (1) 2 very promising puppies 

 1st Stevenson’s Ronevorg Im a Believer in Steelriver beautiful puppy, lovely moulded head with a lovely expression, good bone and feet, lovely rear construction, moved well. 

 2nd Warrington’s Arminzera’s King Of The West To Woodavens (IMP NOR) Loved this puppy but was giving his handler a hard time, classic head, with a lovely kind expression, good front construction and brisket, good bend stifle, 3rd Wear’s Silmanns Teazle Of Keveral pleasing head, lovely bone and feet, well-made, level topline, well muscled for his age, moved well. 

 PD 4 

 1st Walker’s Lizzlog Shotgun Harry Classic head, lovely shaped dark eye with such a kind expression, excellent bone, with the tightest of feet, good reach of neck into well laid back shoulders with good rib cage, loved his rear angulation and moved with drive, loved him BP in show. 

 2nd Holland’s Flatcharm Mr Brightside Another beautiful puppy, beautiful moulded head with kindest almond shaped eye, good reach of neck into well laid back shoulders, level topline and tailset, needs to settle in his movement. 

 3rd Millbank’s Skybrook Sandpiper Of Larksdown A very nice puppy with good head, excellent front construction, good ribcage and level topline. Another that needs to settle in his movement. 

 JD 15 (4) 

 1st Young’s Ballyriver Back to Basic’s Classic head with dark eye, super bone and feet, good neck into well laid back shoulders, good ribcage, excellent hindquarters with well let down hocks, well muscled, moved well. 

 2nd Bright’s Hopevalley Morning Twister Lovely dog, good bone, would prefer better feet, well made, level topline, good rear angulation with well let down hocks, well muscled. 

 3rd Fox’s Satinbaze Cracksman for Blacktoft JW (AI) Good head, excellent bone, well constructed young dog, well-muscled, moved well. 

 YD (9) There was a dog in this class who I have always admired but was rushed into the ring and was unsettled on the move, which was a shame . 

 1st Walker’s Lizzlog Granny Won’t Like It JW This dog has it all, beautiful classic moulded head and lovely dark eye, such a well balanced dog, throughout, with a faultless front construction, super upper arm and brisket, good length of ribcage with strong hindquarters. He has such great presence no doubt this dog will go far, just fee he still needs time to fully mature. Well handled. 

 2nd Feldkirk Armani Di Kazval A lovely dog, not quite the head of 1 but again excellent shoulder placement, good bone with tight feet, excellent topline, moved well. 

 3rd Reynolds Telurn Can’t Touch This Excellent head and eye, good reach of neck an adequate front construction, correct ribcage, level topline that he kept on the move. 

 ND 8(1) 

1st Walkers Lizzlog Shotgun Harry 

 2nd Durrant’s Glenturrent Happy Go Lucky Good Head, correct neat ears, tight feet, level topline, moved ok 

 3rd Taite’s Gamerights Troyte Pleasing head and eye, well balanced dog, good reach of neck into well laid back shoulders, strong hindquarters, well muscled throughout, moved well. 

 GD 10 (2) 

 1st Knight’s Telurn Can’t Touch This 

 2nd Joyce’s Stranfaer Get Over IT JW Good head and eye , good bone and feet, good reach of neck, good strong hindquarters, moved well. 

 3rd Cowley’s Tonggreen King Of The Makers Good head, lovey reach of neck into well laid-back shoulders, good spring of rib, strong hindquarters, moved ok. 

 PGD 19 

 1st Youen’s Riverglide Black Frankel A typical flatcoat with so much exuberance, good head with cheeky eyes, good workmanlike dog, good bone and feet, good reach of neck into well laid back shoulders, good brisket, level topline, good hindquarters with well let down hocks, moved with drive. 

 2nd Ross’s Go With the Flow Ebony In Harmony At Qlocontrail ( IMP NL) JW ShCM Lovely dog with beautiful head and eye, good bone and feet, a balanced dog in outline, level topline, good bend of stifle, not the forechest of the 1st, moved well. 

 3rd Price’s Skejelbred Covenstead Proper Gentleman (IMP NOR) Lovely dog, super head and eye, good reach of neck into well laid back shoulder with good brisket, good bone, would prefer better feet, strong hindquarters, moved well. 

 MLD 12(2) 

 1st Fox’s Black Mica’s Like It Hot At Blacktoft JW (IMP SWE) Beautiful Moulded head with a lovely kind eye, excellent bone and feet, good ribcage, good turn stifle in hard condition, moved well. 

 2nd Pingree’s Castlerock Burning Love to Heatheridge JW Super head, dark eye, well balanced dog, lovely neck into well laid back shoulders, good bone with tight feet, correct spring of rib, moved well. 

 3rd Bellamy Bochilbarley Blue Moon (AI) Super head and eye , good neck into well laid back shoulders, good bone, tight feet, level topline and good spring of rib, moved well. 

 Limit Dog 11 [1] 

1st Armstrongs Bitcon Tic Tac A beautiful dog , he just oozed quality ,beautiful moulded head , and lovely dark eye,with the kindest of expression ,good neck into well laid back shoulders ,excellent bone and feet ,everything flowed with this dog from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail ,good brisket with excellent spring of rib ,strong powerful hindquarters , which enabled him to drive off his hocks ,showing power without lumber , shown in hard condition , beautifully handled . I believe this gave him his 3rd CC many Congratulations . CC and BIS . 

 2nd Mullins Seaheart Byron Another top drawer dog .Beautiful head with kind expression,,and had that naughty look , such a well balanced dog, lovely neat ears ,good reach of neck into well laid back shoulders ,excellent spring of rib , well muscled powerful hindquarters. Moved with drive , pushed hard for res CC, and I’m sure it won’t be long before he gains his title . 

 3rd Davis ‘s Pajanbeck Rumour Has It Masculine dog, Super head and eye , good neck into well laid back shoulders, excellent ribcage , moved well . 

 OD 12 (1) 1st Reynolds Wiccansage Hugo’s Dream (JW) lovely well angulated balanced dog, excellent head and eye, good bone and feet, lovely reach of neck into well laid back shoulders, good spring of rib, level topline which he kept when on the move, excellent powerful hindquarters, well muscled, moved with drive. 

 2nd Jone’s Blacktoft American Smooth at Breamist JW A dog I have admired from the ringside. Another well balanced, workmanlike dog, lovely moulded head, dark eye with neat ears, excellent front assembly with deep chest, good hindquarters, not in as hard condition as the 1st. 

 3rd Price’s Whizzbang’s We Will Rock You At Llantrussa (IMP) Beautiful dog and although out of coat could not deny him his place , beautiful moulded head and kind eye, good front construction, bone and feet, level topline and tailset, good hindquarters, well muscled, moved well. 

 Special Liver 1

 1st Flynn Almanza Rush Your Engines To Levliann beautiful sound dog and excellent pigmentation. A strong workmanlike dog that looked as though he could do a day’s work with ease. Beautiful moulded head, lovely almond shaped eye, excellent front construction with deep chest and brisket, good bone, tight feet, excellent topline and driving off strong hindquarters. He held great presence in the ring with a real look at me attitude, which could not be ignored. Res CC and with my co judge agreed Best Liver In Show. 

 Special Shooting Dog Certificate 2 

1st Knights and Jacobs Gemswin Rolling In The Deep SHCM Bright active , good head and eye, lovely bone, level topline and tailset, good brisket, moved well. 

 2nd Ford’s Percuil Dasher Good dog, lovely head, good neck into well laid back shoulder, level topline, moved ok. 

 Glenys Gwilliam [Judge ]